The first time I watched Rosemary's Baby I turned to my mom and said, "I want her haircut." And I got it. To be fair, I lacked the lithe elegance of Mia Farrow and still had some baby fat, so the result was not quite what I hoped. But when I was in my mid twenties I… Continue reading The Story of an Iconic Hair don’t that became a HairDo: Mia Farrow’s pixie cut
I would like to thank everyone who took part in the Blogathon. I can't think of a better way to have celebrated this icon of the silver screen's birthday. Please do read everyone's wonderful contributions here. And because of internet issues and the fact that I'd probably be late for my own funeral, my post… Continue reading The End of the Magnificent Mia Farrow Blogathon
In 1968, Mia Farrow showed that she could play a character that required both exhaustive physical and psychological realisation. In Rosemary's Baby, she played a young woman who has the unimaginable happen to her, and she was rightly nominated for a BAFTA and Academy Award for her efforts. A year before that, in 1967, Audrey Hepburn would… Continue reading A Sightless Evil: Mia Farrow in “See No Evil” (1971)
Today is the 75th birthday of Mia Farrow, our lady of the hour for this blogathon! What better way to celebrate such a wonderful artist's birthday than to write about her films and exploits! So without further ado, let's dive right in! First up is Maddy, with her thoughts on one of Mia's finest performances… Continue reading The Magnificent Mia Farrow Blogathon has arrived!
Basil Rathbone is one of the greatest film and stage actors of the Golden era. Although he's largely fallen into obscurity now, he created timeless roles and is probably the most famous screen Sherlock Holmes. Born in Johannesburg in 1892, he was only a baby when his parents immigrated to England due to the Jameson… Continue reading Announcing The Suave Swordsman: Basil Rathbone Blogathon
Before my best friend suggested this film for our fortnightly movie night, I had never heard of it. I know, it's quite surprising, but like most people, I'd always associated Carole Lombard with My Man Godfrey and the other screwball comedies that she shone in. But the thing about To Be or Not To Be, is that it's like… Continue reading Shaking Up Shakespeare: Carole Lombard in “To Be or Not To Be” (1942)
It's true that as Astaire got older, his female costars got younger, with Audrey Hepburn almost thirty years younger than him in Funny Face and Leslie Caron thirty two years younger than him in Daddy Long Legs. This has garnered criticism from viewers, with many citing that it's "icky" to watch Astaire woo such young women. But I don't… Continue reading My Heart Belongs To Daddy: Fred Astaire in “Daddy Long Legs” (1955)